Colpo in Canna (1975) from Tuna

Colpo In Canna (1975) is an Italian gangster comedy.

A stewardess is paid to deliver a letter to a gang leader, and ends up in the middle of a battle among several rival gangs and the police over control of the Naples drug trade. It is nearly impossible to figure out who is who, and it doesn't much matter. Nearly all the fights, and there are many, are complete slapstick, and there are car chases very reminiscent of Keystone Cops. Towards the end, you realize that the stewardess is also part of a gang, possible US federal agents, possibly something else.

You may wonder why I am bothering with a film like this. Well, first, it is a gorgeous digital remaster, with bright, saturated colors and no grain. Second, the Naples scenery is very attractive. Third, some of the fight choreography is so far over the top that I couldn't help but laugh.

You are not convinced yet, you say? Well, how about Ursula Andress as the stewardess, doing full frontal and rear nudity in clear light in several scenes? In fact, I think she was naked more than she was dressed. She was 39 when she made this film, but looks spectacular. Not just for her age. She looks phenomenal for any age.

Of course 70s Italian farce is an acquired taste, but this film holds its own with films like Sirens and Showgirls in the Parthenon of celebrity nudity. For the record, I kind of enjoyed the slapstick as well.



  • WARNING: this is a REGION 2 IMPORT!



  • Ursula Andress was naked through a good third of the film.

  • Some unknowns were also nude briefly in an orgy.

The Critics Vote ...

  • No major reviews online.

The People Vote ...

  • IMDB summary. IMDb voters score it 4.3/10, which would be a reasonable score if it were shown without the nudity on daytime broadcast TV. Rating it on that basis, however, ignores its intrinsic merit.
The meaning of the IMDb score: 7.5 usually indicates a level of excellence equivalent to about three and a half stars from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm watchability, comparable to approximately two and a half stars from the critics. The fives are generally not worthwhile unless they are really your kind of material, equivalent to about a two star rating from the critics, or a C- from our system. Films rated below five are generally awful even if you like that kind of film - this score is roughly equivalent to one and a half stars from the critics or a D on our scale. (Possibly even less, depending on just how far below five the rating is.

Our own guideline:

  • A means the movie is so good it will appeal to you even if you hate the genre.
  • B means the movie is not good enough to win you over if you hate the genre, but is good enough to do so if you have an open mind about this type of film. Any film rated B- or better is recommended for just about anyone. In order to rate at least a B-, a film should be both a critical and commercial success. Exceptions: (1) We will occasionally rate a film B- with good popular acceptance and bad reviews, if we believe the critics have severely underrated a film. (2) We may also assign a B- or better to a well-reviewed film which did not do well at the box office if we feel that the fault lay in the marketing of the film, and that the film might have been a hit if people had known about it. (Like, for example, The Waterdance.)
  • C+ means it has no crossover appeal, but will be considered excellent by people who enjoy this kind of movie. If this is your kind of movie, a C+ and an A are indistinguishable to you.
  • C means it is competent, but uninspired genre fare. People who like this kind of movie will think it satisfactory. Others probably will not.
  • C- indicates that it we found it to be a poor movie, but genre addicts find it watchable. Any film rated C- or better is recommended for fans of that type of film, but films with this rating should be approached with caution by mainstream audiences, who may find them incompetent or repulsive or both. If this is NOT your kind of movie, a C- and an E are indistinguishable to you.
  • D means you'll hate it even if you like the genre. We don't score films below C- that often, because we like movies and we think that most of them have at least a solid niche audience. Now that you know that, you should have serious reservations about any movie below C-. Films rated below C- generally have both bad reviews and poor popular acceptance.
  • E means that you'll hate it even if you love the genre.
  • F means that the film is not only unappealing across-the-board, but technically inept as well.


Based on this description, this film is a C+, assuming that the genre is soft-core celebrity nudity classics, ala Showgirls.

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